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though. imagine trying to feed that. >> i need one for my house. we don't even watch a lot of tv. >> watch tv and end up stinky. the washington region already claimed the title of worst congestion earlier this year. >> now drivers in maryland have something else to complain about. a new study shows the six-mile stretch on route 1 and georgia avenue on the outer loop of the beltway is the third sluggish stretch of roadway in the nation. drivers on that stretch spend 1.8 million hours in delays every year, which costs $38 million in wasted gasoline and lost productivity. it ranks behind only two l.a. highways for the worst commute between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m. we knew it. >> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m.
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a man who opened fire on the white house may have succeeded in hitting the home. the penn state sex scandal. for the first time, mike mcqueary is breaking his silence. good morning. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this wednesday, november 16th, 2011. we're going to take a look outside at weather and traffic on the ones. 58 degrees. still warm. the rain has moved through the area. >> it's with us. fender bender weather. you talk about congestion, it's going to be congested and sluggish and leafish. yes, we've had the leaves coming down, and now they're slippery on sidewalks and side streets. we have quite a bit of rain. look at all this on radar. right now those pockets of yellow and orange, that's heavy rain in kentucky and southern west virginia. that is advancing to the north and east coming closer to us. right now our local radar storm 4 depositor oppler is showing a sprinkles in prince george's and
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the suburbs. temperatures in the 50s from the mountains all the way to the bay and eastern shore. 57 at reagan national. for today, sunrise at 6:51. and expect rain off and on throughout the entire day. highs reaching low to mid-60s. keep the umbrella handy. a look at your evening planner at 5:11. danella, how's traffic? >> good morning. if you're taking the rails, so far no reported delays on the metro, marc, or vre. all running on or close to schedule. on the roadways, traveling i-66, let's take a look together. seeing nothing but green. that means your volume is light. i am seeing wet roadways. i'll give you a live look at sully road. you can see heading east the volume is increasing. no major delays just yet. again, very slick pavement. please give yourself extra time this morning. if you're traveling 66 outside the beltway as well as inside the beltway, here's a view at spout run parkway. you're in the clear in both directions. traveling the beltway in maryland at connecticut avenue, still have report of an accident on the outer loop here, eun. so far traffic is flowing.
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not seeing anything in the roadways. back to you. >> danella, thanks so much. 5:03 now. the secret service says one of the bullets from last week's shooting near the national mall may have hit the white house. tracee wilkins is live where the shots were fired with the latest on this developing story. tracee, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this man has gone from one agency looking for him to now all federal agencies trying to find this man and take him into custody. this is a very strange investigation here. there seems to be a lot of gaps in the information. but here is what we understand so far. u.s. park police have a warrant out for 21-year-old oscar ortega hernandez. they believe he was responsible for firing shots near the white house on friday. witnesses reported shots fired at constitution avenue and 16th street in northwest washington about 9:30 p.m. on friday. the secret service, u.s. park police, and a number of other law enforcement agencies responded and found a car with evidence inside, including a
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semi automatic rifle that was traced back to hernandez. now secret service may have found where those shots were actually fired and landed. secret service found a roubullen the white house, stopped by protective glass. at this point, the secret service is not clonclusively connecting friday's incident with the bullets found on the ground, but the secret service and fbi are all looking for ortega because they believe he was connected with the shots found out here on constitution avenue, and they want to take him into custody. i'm tracee wilkins live this morning. back to you all in studio. >> tracee, thank you. new from overnight, two men are dead from two separate shootings in prince george's county. the latest happened on the 2100 block of county road in district heights. officers found a man shot and
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killed on the grounds of an apartment complex. the man's body was found near the playground. earlier, police found a man shot on the 700 block of maury avenue in oxon hill. he was taken to the hospital, where he later died. the victims have not been identified. police do not believe the shootings are connected. a developing story out of new york. occupy wall street protesters are vowing to continue their social movement despite being evicted from the park. they believe their free speech was violated when police ousted them from zuccotti park. they are allowed to protest in the park, but they're not allowed to set up camps. they have been protesting against corporate greed and economic inequality. they have not decided whether to continue their protest in zuccotti park or to a yet to be chosen location. protesters in the district are showing support for their fellow protesters in new york city. they held a solidarity march and
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took over the lobby of a building in chinatown. that building is owned by the same company that owns zuccotti park. protesters also marched to the white house last night. occupy d.c. demonstrators are still being allowed to set up camp, including tents, in mcpherson square. members of the communication workers of america and other unions will march from the verizon chesapeake complex in silver spring to mcpherson square. they'll be rallying against what they call verizon's corporate greed. a former pennsylvania county prosecutor says he referred a report of alleged child abuse by jerry sandusky in 2009 to state prosecutors because of an incorrect connection to the sandusky family. the former centre county district attorney did not specify the exact relation. sandusky is accused of abusing eight boys over 15 years. in an exclusive interview with nbc on monday, sandusky denied the charges and said he was not a pedophile but in retrospect
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should not have showered with boys. this morning we're hearing from the assistant coach at penn state who says he saw sandusky abusing a child in the shower. mike mcqueary said he reported the incident to head coach joe paterno and made sure the abuse in the shower stopped. mcqueary has been in seclusion since the scandal broke earlier this month. he gave a brief interview to a reporter with the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >> describe your emotions right now. >> all over the place. just kind of shaken. >> crazy? >> crazy. >> you said, what, like a -- >> snow globe. >> mcqueary is on indefinite administrative leave. he's received death threats and told cbs he's been worried about his safety. fairfax county police hope new surveillance video and a composite sketch generate new leads in the unsolved murder of vanessa pham. if comes after the incident with another woman at the fairfax shopping center.
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the woman told police the man got into the passenger seat of her suv as she sat down on the driver's side. she ran away and then came back to get her purse, and the man was standing on the driver's side. the incident happened in the very same shopping center where vanessa pham was taken in june of 2010. video from that incident showed the 19-year-old getting into the car but hesitating as she pulled out of the parking lot. her body was found stabbed to death less than an hour later. pham's family hopes this could be a break in the case. >> we're very aware that this case has not been solved, and there's somebody dangerous that is still keeping their -- you know, they still have these motives to do whatever it is they're doing. >> police released a composite sketch of the man behind last month's incident. there is a $20,000 reward leading to an arrest in the vanessa pham murder. cuts to government agencies and a two-year freeze on salaries seem to be taking a
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toll on federal workers. an annual survey by the partnership for public service shows that 64% of federal workers are satisfied with their jobs, but that is down 1.5% last year. that's the first drop in four years. pay is a major issue. only 59% are satisfied with their salaries. that's down some 6%. and leadership is a concern, with just five cabinet secretaries earning scores in leadership above 50%. the best place apparently to work in the federal government is the fdic, where satisfaction gruesoew some 8.5% this year. outrage this morning as graphic images have been popping up in the news feeds of facebook
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showing light rain in the suburbs. southern maryland in charles county and parts of southern prince george's. there are some more moderate showers, those pockets of yellow, as well as just to the south of fredericksburg across spotsylvania county and points south and west of there. temperatures are in the mid-50s throughout most of the region. 57 now at reagan national. sunrise will be at 6:51. it's going to be an umbrella day. occasional showers throughout the day. highs reaching low, perhaps briefly mid-60s early afternoon. temperatures down into the low 50s by midnight. cold changes move in tomorrow and into the weekend. details at 5:21. danella, how's traffic? >> good morning. so far still seeing light volume and no accidents just yet. traveling route 50 in maryland, making your way towards the beltway, heading out of annapolis. in both directions, i'm not seeing any issues for you.
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i'll give you a live look at lottsford vista road. here's a look at new york avenue. traffic again still very light. you can see the roadway is wet. please give yourself extra time so you don't have to run while making your commute. if you're taking the rails, they look excellent at this time. metro, marc, and vre aren't reporting delays at this time. 5:13 now. 59 degrees. ahead on "news 4 today," what did the white house know and when did they know it? new e-mails are raising questions about the timing of a questio[ female announcer ]of a for over 30 years,
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porn and violence, you may have noticed it clogging your own facebook wall.
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if so, you're not alone. angie goff joins us in the news room with how you can avoid this new spam attack. angie, what's going on here? >> a lot is going on on mine. hard-core porn, violent images, pictures of dead animals. they're spreading across the biggest social network, and now facebook is scrambling to fix it. over the past several days, facebook users have been appalled at disturbing pictures that have appeared to be posted by trusted friends. the spread of the images on profile pages is what facebook is calling a coordinated spam attack. internet security experts say this kind of thing happens often when a user is prompted to paste a web address for a chance to win something free, say an iphone. facebook hasn't said who may be behind it. the speculation on the web points to controversial hacking group anonymous, which has vowed to take down facebook for lack of privacy and security measures. last week a youtube account affiliated with the hackers posted a video claiming it created a virus to attack the
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social network. >> hello. we are anonymous. as you may have noticed, facebook has been struck with yet another virus that sends out malicious links and gains access to your account. >> there's no sure fire way to protect yourself, but security experts advise tighten up your privacy settings, change your password, limit the ability that friends have to tag you in posts and pictures, and always keep your anti-virus software updated. facebook is now working on fixing the browser vulnerability and adds no account information has been compromised in this attack so far. >> angie goff live in our news room for us. angie, thank you. a former loudoun county middle school teacher accused of being drunk at work is breaking his silence this morning, and he's only talking to news 4. he says he was not intoxicated monday when police arrested him at j. michael lunsford middle school where he taught physics. another school employee smelled alcohol on his breath and called authorities.
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a portable breathalyzer test came back with a reading over .08. that's the legal limit. he admits drinking the previous night but says he was not drunk at school. >> were you teaching while you were intoxicated at the school? >> no. for me, i had only that last night, and i don't know what happened. >> he has resigned from the school but says he plans on fighting the charges against him. 5:19 is the time. seattle police are defending their use of pepper spray on occupy protesters. organizers say police sprayed the chemical at peaceful protesters, including one 84-year-old woman. reporters in the area said rescuers took another woman to the hospital after she had a bad reaction. at least six people were arrested. today hundreds of college students are expected to protest the police shooting of an armed man at the university of california at berkeley. the staff member saw the man take a gun from his backpack inside the business school computer lab. university officials say
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officers shot the man when he raised the gun. we don't know his condition this morning. it happened about a half mile from an anti-wall street demonstration. protesters in the so-called occupy cal movement blame banks for the financial crisis they say led to cuts in higher education. 5:20 now. happening today, president obama is in australia and just announced expanding military operations there. he held a joint news conference with australian prime minister julia gallard earlier today. she said the expansion will start next year and combine some 2,500 military personnel between the two countries. president obama arrived in australia overnight, finally fulfilling a promise to visit that country. he cancelled one trip to stay in washington to lobby his health care bill and another after the gulf coast oil spill. almost 5:21 now. time again for a look at our forecast. kind of a rainy, wet start to this day. >> that's right. still pretty warm too, tom. >> it's in the 50s throughout
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the region. good morning, i'm meteorologist tom kierein. around the area, we've got light rain. farther south and west, we've got moderate to heavy rain in kentucky, tennessee, and georgia. this is advancing to the north and east. the close view of our radar showing just a few sprinkles in washington. our southern suburbs have moderate rain in calvert county, anne arundel and charles. that is going to be passing over the bay heading over to the eastern shore over the next hour or so. right now we're in the low to mid-50s for the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches. that includes montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's, and the district of columbia. sunrise at 6:51. yes, occasional showers throughout the day. highs reaching low to mid-60s. maybe even thunder and lightning later this afternoon. sunset at 4:54. more rain tonight along with a blustery wind. it's going to be down by dawn tomorrow into the upper 40s. and we'll hold steady in the upper 40s throughout the morning, as we have more rain probably tomorrow morning. then clearing out tomorrow
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afternoon and turning colder with a gusty wind. we'll be down in the upper 30s by midnight and then the upper 20s by dawn friday. so a dramatic drop. and friday afternoon sunny and chilly. sunny and chilly too on saturday and sunday, we'll have increasing clouds. then on monday, maybe some showers, a little bit milder. danella, how's traffic? taking the trip on i-95 in virginia. prince william parkway. not seeing any major issues for you just yet. your volume is increasing as you make your way out of dale city and towards the 395 interchange. so far no delays for you. i'll give you a look at the springfield interchange. we're hustling and bustling. so far no accidents or major delays just yet. if you're traveling in maryland, here's a look at 16th street and eastwest highway. traveling in silver spring, not seeing any issues. >> thank you so much. 5:22 now. we're learning more about the controversy surrounding solyndra and the obama administration. "the washington post" reports the energy department pushed the
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renewable energy company to delay announcing it would lay off workers until after the mid term elections in 2010. the information comes from newly released e-mails as part of a subpoena by house republicans who are investigating a $500 million federal loan to solyndra. it was the first renewable energy company to receive a federal loan under the 2009 stimulus law. the company declared bankruptcy in september and laid off 1,100 workers. we're now a week from the deadline for the debt super committee. the panel is charged with finding more than $1 trillion in budget cuts. democrats want to bring in more revenue, which would mean tax hikes. republicans want to take an ax to medicare and medicaid and cut tax rates. the top democrat says the committee appears to be nowhere near a deal. >> i've not seen an indication that republicans agree to a balanced approach. >> we put $250 million with what is known as static revenue on the table. only if we can bring down rates.
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>> if a deal is not reached, $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts would kick in. half of that would come from the pentagon. unless they cancel holiday breaks, congress members would have only about three more work weeks to work before the end of the year. this is about the worst thing that could happen to a baby sitter. the parents of a child that you're watching leave and do not return, and it happened this weekend in bowie. elena harper was watching the 4-year-old daughter of sandy beltran as that single mother worked at a tgifriday's restaurant. when beltran was supposed to pick the little girl up early on sunday morning, she never showed up. the 23-year-old had been killed in a hit and run accident on route 3 in bowie. but harper, who only had known beltran for about a month, refused to let the little girl fall into foster care. >> my main concern outside of really wondering what was happening with sandy was alani and just making sure that she felt safe and that she was
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secure where she was. >> elena harper cared for the young girl until her grandparents arrived from california yesterday. heads up. if your commute takes you through the tyson's corner area, the nasty traffic there is about to get even uglier for the next couple of months. overnight, vdot crews closed one of the two lanes that takes you from eastbound leesburg pike, that's route 7, onto the outer loop of the beltway. the lane closure is part of the hot lanes project. it will remain closed for the next eight weeks. there's a good chance the nba lockout will still be going on when that lane reopens. the league just cancelled another round of games because of its ongoing labor dispute, and there does not seem to be any end in sight. it has now cancelled all games through december 15th. more than a fourth of the season has been wiped out. the latest cancellations come as some players filed an antitrust lawsuit against the nba, accusing the league of refusing to allow them to work. prosecufrom the pros to thee
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ranks, duke's coach mike krzyzewski is now the winningest coach in division i men's basketball. coach k's blue devils beat michigan state last night for the 903rd win of his sterling career. krzyzewski passed his mentor bob knight as the winningest coach. knight also coached krzyzewski when he was in college at army and apparently taught him how not to make a sound out of the k at the beginning of your name. >> from one coach k to the next, as joe says. wonder what they're saying there in that conversation. it looks like the caps might start their road trip with a win until the last five minutes of the game. through the first two periods, fans saw a goaltending clinic by the caps and nashville predators. check out this save by tomas vokoun right there. wow. then late in the third, the caps finally got on the board with a nice shot by troy brouwer.
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but then the preds scored three goals in the last five minutes to win 3-1. caps lost 4 of the last 5 games. painful. >> i hope vokoun wasn't remembering that sterling save and let the others slip out. too bad. >> just like everything else, the focus. 5:27 is the time. coming up, an unusual sale involving the home of joe paterno. who now owns it and why some are [ mom ] hey guys. guys... [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls with cinnabon cinnamon are an irresistible sunday morning idea. nothing calls them to the table faster. sunday morning ideas made easy. [ younger brother ] oh, do you want it? yeah. ok, we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light...
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new developments involving a shooting near the white house. why it appears a man who opened fire may have actually succeeded in hitting the famous home. a sale by joe paterno. some people are shaking their heads this morning. who he sold his longtime home to. >> good morning. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. let's take a live look outside at 4:30. a wet start to our wednesday. meteorologist tom kierein is
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here to tell us if it's going to rain all day. what kind of weather are we going to have, tom? >> rain, rain, may cause some pain, especially if you fall on wet leaves or skid into the car in front of you. >> ouch. >> it's probably going to happen today. we've had the rainfall, and we've got wet roads all around the region. look at the rain marching out of virginia, west virginia, kentucky, and tennessee. that's an area of low pressure that's formed along the front that came through yesterday. that's way back in tennessee and kentucky. that's going to be advancing toward us. right now the close-up view of the radar showing just a few light sprinkles in washington and in fairfax, montgomery, prince george's counties. most areas there just getting drizzle and sprinkles. those areas of yellow right near fredericksburg in stafford and spotsylvania, across the potomac into charles county, those are more moderate showers. this rain will be with us off and on through the day. we're in the 50s throughout the region. it's 57 at reagan national. later today, sunrise at 6:51.
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we'll have occasional showers. highs reaching low to mid-60s, perhaps early afternoon. along with thunder and lightning, a look at your evening planner at 5:41. how's traffic now, danella? traffic is starting to increase in our areas. it's that time of morning. rain is making it all the worse. traveling out of urbanna on i-270 heading south, it's a slow commute. you're not jammed just yet. you're definitely going to hit the brakes as you make your way towards clarksburg. after you get to clarksburg, your commute gets a little better. you're starting to see volume as you head towards father hurley and make your way towards shady grove. no major delays in this area, but that's going to change any moment now. if you're traveling i-66 right around route 50 heading eastbound, that's where your delays are starting to see some of those as you make your way towards the beltway. so far 66 both inside and outside the beltway, no problems to report. the rails still in good shape,
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metro, marc, and vre running on or close to schedule. rc the u.s. secret service said they found bullets on the white house grounds. they're trying to see if they're connected to a shooting near the ellipse on friday. tracee wilkins is live with the latest on this developing story. >> reporter: good morning, joe. we're here at the corner of constitution and 16th. the shots were fired here on friday. bullets were found on the white house lawn just yesterday. here's the suspect that several local and also federal law enforcement agencies are looking for. 24-year-old oscar ortega hernandez. they believe he was responsible for firing those shots near the white house on friday. witnesses reported shots fired at constitution avenue and 16th street in northwest around 9:30 p.m. on friday. the secret service, u.s. park police, and a number of other law enforcement agencies responded and found a car with evidence inside, including a semi automatic rifle that was traced back to hernandez. now secret service may have
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found where those shots actually landed. the secret service is reporting that a bullet hit an exterior window of the white house and was stopped by ballistic glass. an additional round of ammunition was also found on the exterior of the white house. the bullets were found just yesterday. at this point, the secret service says it has not conclusively connected friday's incident with the bullets found on white house grounds. but park police, secret service, fbi -- they're all looking for ortega because of those shots fired. last check, they believe he's in the d.c. area. he also has ties to idaho. i'm tracee wilkins live in northwest. back to you in the studio. >> tracee, thanks very much. new from overnight, two men are dead from two shootings in prince george's county. this morning police are trying to figure out who's responsible. the first shooting happened on the 2100 block of county road in district heights. officers found a man shot and killed on the grounds of an apartment complex. the man's body was found near the playground.
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three hours later, police found a man shot in the 700 block of maury avenue in oxon hill. officers checked out the area after reports of shots fired. when they arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound lying in the street. he was taken to the hospital, where he later died. police do not believe the shootings are connected. none of the victims have been identified. police have not released any suspect information in the cases. more on the continuing penn state story. former penn state football coach joe paterno reportedly transferred full ownership of his home to his wife for $1 back in july. that's only four months before the penn state scandal engulfed his football program and the university. all this is from "the new york times." legal experts say the timing and financial benefits are somewhat questionable. the paternos' attorney, though, says it's all part of an estate planning and had nothing to do with the scandal. paterno was fired as football coach last week after his one-time top assistant jerry
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sandusky was charged with sexually abusing boys over a period of 15 years. we are following a developing story out of new york, where occupy wall street protesters are vowing to continue their social movement despite being evicted from a manhattan park. a judge ruled demonstrators' free speech rights were not violated when propolice forced them from zuccotti park. they are allowed to gather in the park but not allowed to set up camps. protesters will continue to rally against corporate greed and economic inequality. they have not decided whether to continue their protest in zuccotti park or move to a different location. this morning a search for a missing maryland man. 75-year-old earl williams went missing yesterday morning. police describe him as an african american man 5'6", weighing 176 pounds. he was last seen near the 10000 block of cherryvale court in
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beltsville, maryland. he drives a silver volvo with maryland license plates edf017. if you have seen this man, call prince george's county police. employees at a d.c. restaurant are mourning the loss of a man killed in northeast washington this week. antonio perez worked at the argonaut d.c. restaurant in the eighth street corridor. police say he was shot early monday morning on edge wood street in northeast. he died at the hospital. coworkers say perez helped rebuild the restaurant after a fire destroyed it last year. no arrests have been made. and eight d.c. statehood activists will be back in court today. the defendants were arrested and charged with misdemeanors back in april. they were among more than 40 protesters, including d.c. mayor vincent gray and half a dozen d.c. council members who were arrested back in april. the demonstrators blocked traffic on capitol hill and caused other disruptions while protesting the district's lack of voting representation in congress. if they're convicted, the group would face up to three months in prison -- i'm sorry.
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in jail and a $1,000 fine. later today, mayor gray will announce plans to build two more walmart stores in d.c., there's already a plan to build four more stores here. one of the additional stores is expected to be built at the skyland shopping center in northeast. and another in ft. totten at riggs road and south dakota avenue northeast. the stores are expected to generate more than 1,500 new jobs. some community groups worry about the impact on small businesses. it is 5:38. we spend too much time stuck in traffic, but there's one area stretch that is the most
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sprinkles. we sent that patch across the potomac into stafford county. that's a moderate rain band. that's moving off to the north and east. elsewhere, scattered light showers farther to the west of washington. temperatures in the 50s all around the region. now 57 at reagan national. later today, only warming briefly into the low, perhaps mid-60s early afternoon. sunrise at 6:51. occasional showers throughout the day. maybe even a little thunder and lightning later this afternoon and early this evening. down into the low 50s by midnight. more showers with a blustery wind tonight. a look at a cold change coming our way tomorrow, as well as the tiniest meteorology students ever coming up at 5:51. danella, how's traffic? >> can't wait to see the students. if you're taking gw parkway, a couple of issues. southbound gw parkway as you approach the arlington memorial bridge, your left lane is blocked. we have a car into the woods. police on the scene of that accident. traveling northbound right now as you make your way towards the 14th street bridge there, an accident blocks your right lane,
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and police are also on the scene of that. now around the beltway travel speeds still pretty good. inner loop at central avenue, 58 miles an hour. if you're taking the outer loop at georgia avenue, 55 miles an hour. beltway at georgia avenue, outer loop getting a little bit busy. so far no accidents on the inner loop or outer loop in this area. joe and eun, back to you. >> i want to see some tiny trafficology students. our time 5:43. a middle school teacher accused of being drunk on the
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for the first time sips the end of the space shuttle program, an american astronaut traveled to the international space station. astronaut dan burbank along with
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two russian cosmonauted docked at the space station this morning on board a russian soyuz spacecraft. they'll remain on the space station until march. the mission was delayed two months after a cargo spaceship crashed back in august. a union group for united airlines pilots say new training procedures are putting your flight at risk. a new report indicated three flights that almost landed without the landing gear down. the union says in two of the cases pilots were too distracted with new training procedures. united called the claims baseless and an effort to influence contract negotiations that are currently in progress. another staffer has left republican candidate michele bachmann's presidential campaign in new hampshire. it comes after five staffers left in exodus last month. no word on why she left. this morning there's a virtual four-way tie with the iowa caucuses less than seven weeks
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away. the new bloomberg survey puts herman cain at 20, congressman ron paul at 19, mitt romney at 18, and newt gingrich at 17%. 60% of iowa republicans said they still might switch and back someone else at the caucuses january 3rd. meanwhile, jon huntsman is planning his entire campaign around new hampshire. he doesn't care what the rest of the country thinks or feels. he has struggled in national and local polls. they host the first presidential primary in eight weeks. a former vice president has postponed a trip to a local university today because of a threat of protests. former vice president dick cheney was scheduled to speak at the university of virginia's center for public affairs today to promote his new book. his daughter liz cheney was also expected to appear. the visit has been temporariy cancelled after local newspapers reported protesters were planning demonstrations to coincide with the event. university officials say the visit will be rescheduled for
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early next year. occupy! >> baltimore! >> occupy! >> johns hopkins! >> another former bush administration adviser got an earful from protesters in baltimore last night. karl rove was speaking as part of a symposium series at johns hopkins university when several protesters began chanting. they were part of the occupy baltimore movement. 15 people were asked to leave the auditorium. some had to be forcibly removed. rove was former chief of staff and senior adviser to president george w. bush. one woman's frightening experience could lead to new clues in the unsolved murder of a 19-year-old woman. police released surveillance video from the fairfax plaza shopping center on october 27th. a woman told detectives a man got into the passenger seat of her suv as she sat down on the driver's side. she ran away and came back to get her purse, and the man was standing on the driver's side.
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the incident happened in the same shopping center for vanessa pham was last seen in june of 2010. the surveillance video showed the 19-year-old getting into her car but hesitating as she pulled out of the parking lot. her body was found stabbed to death less than an hour later. pham's family hopes this will be a break in the case. >> people should be very aware this case has not been solved, and there's somebody very dangerous that is still keeping their -- they still have the motives to do whatever it is they're doing. >> police released a composite sketch of the man behind last month's incident. there is a $20,000 reward leading to the arrest in the vanessa pham murder. 5:50 is the time. a former loudoun county middle school teacher accused of being drunk at work is breaking his silence this morning. he's only talking to news 4. radhakrishnan sivaramapillai said he was not intoxicated on monday when police arrested him at the j. michael lunsford
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middle school where he taught physics. another employee smelled alcohol on his breath and called authorities. a portable breathalyzer test came back with a reading over .08, which is the legal limit. sivaramapillai admits drinking the previous evening but says he was not drunk at school. >> were you teaching while you were intoxicated at the school? >> no. this is -- for me, i had only it last night. i don't know what happened. >> sivaramapillai has resigned from the school but says he plans to fight the charge against him. 5:51. time for weather and traffic on the ones. meteorologist tom kierein to tell us about how much sogier we're going to get today, tom. >> i don't think we can get much soggier. we're saturated now. we've had overnight showers, so all the roads, streets, and sidewalks are wet and clogged with leaves. watch your footing. and no doubt we're going to have fender benders here as the morning progresses. everything's wet, and there's
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the stormy sky over washington now. don't have any thunder and lightning yet, but we might have some later this afternoon. i don't anticipate any severe weather. right now light rain, 57 at reagan national. light south/southeasterly breeze. the radar over the last few hours is showing a lot of rain. this area of yellow and orange in kentucky and along the southern ohio valley. that is advancing off to the north and east. that's an area of low pressure that's going to be sweeping our way riding right along a front coming our way by later in the day. a close-up view of the radar showing just a few sprinkles in northern virginia and in maryland and in washington. this is a band of more moderate rain in southern maryland from calvert county across charles county into stafford, and that's advancing north and east. temperatures in the 50s from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches. we have patchy light fog around, but it really shouldn't be obscuring visibility. sunrise 6:51. sunset 4:54. occasional showers throughout the day.
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highs reaching low to mid-60s. maybe thunder and lightning late afternoon and early this morning. a blustery wind with more showers down into the low 50s tonight and tomorrow. in the day, in the 40s, but plummeting into the 30s thursday evening. cold on friday morning, the 20s. sunny friday afternoon, highs only in the 40s. chilly on saturday too, but sunny, increasing clouds sunday. could get showers on monday and a bit milder. earlier last week, these are the tiny meteorology students i visited. this is in howard county. i visited the bet yeladin school. one little girl in the back said, my mother won't let me go out and play in the snow because, when i fall down, my face will get dirty. had a great time at the bet yeladim school in columbia. danella, how's tra snsk >> that's so cute. i hate to go from such cuteness to sadness.
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traveling southbound at gw parkway, this is as you approach the arlington memorial bridge, the left lane is blocked. have a car into the woods there. police are on the scene of that accident. northbound gw parkway at 14th street bridge, your right lane is blocked. i'm also getting reports there's debris in the roadway. slow down if you're traveling northbound on the gw parkway. heading up to rockville, southbound rockville pike, this is at old georgetown road, your right lane is blocked because of an accident there. chopper 4 is live over the scene. police are here. two vehicles are involved. good thing the tow truck just arrived just a few minutes ago. hopefully, eun, this will be out of the roadway very shortly. back to you. cuts to government agencies and a two-year freeze on salaries seem to be taking a toll on the morale of federal workers. an annual survey for the partnership of public service shows 64% of federal workers are satisfied with their jobs. that's down 1.5% from last year. the first drop in four years.
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pay is a major issue. only 59% are satisfied with their salaries, down 6%. and leadership is a concern with just five cabinet secretaries earning scores above 50%. the best place to work in the federal government is the fdic, where satisfaction grew 8.5% this year. you may not hear as many coins clinking into the red kettles this year. the salvation army is going digital by accepting credit and debit card donations. the charity is using an app called square, which allows bell ringers to swipe donors' cards to use a smart phone. it will be used in dallas, san francisco, chicago, and new york in ten locations. the salvation army also has online red kettles, where people can adopt their own virtual kettle and donate online. kid rock will host a concert for charity. he'll donate money from his show at the fillmore to two local charities, the family place and
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so kids can. the family place provides educational and low incosupports for low income families. and the family place raises money to build local playgrounds in d.c. place with plastic has a new meaning in canada. a new plastic based $100 bill is now in circulation. the new money is hard to rip and also hard to counterfeit. canada will phase out the $100 paper bills over the next two years. some retailers are concerned with accepting the new bill in their registers, and canada is planning to replace all of its paper bills with the new plastic based format. worry about them melting in a hot car during the summer. a mother's invention is keeping her children from becoming couch potatoes. she created a workout bicycle that powers the television. the wheels generate a transmitter attached to the bike rack. that signals a receiver hooked up to the tv to stream the video feed. as soon as the wheels stop, the
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video signals dies as well. another mother says it is motivating their 13-year-old to exercise. one teen says the bike was not easy at first but did get easier over time. well, that's the idea. >> that's right. i think that's a great invention. the washington region already claimed the title of worst congestion earlier this year. >> now drivers have something else to complain about. a new study shows the six mile stretch on between georgia avenue on the beltway is the worst stretch in the nation. drivers who use the stretch spend 1.8 million hours in delays every year, which costs $38 million of wasted gas and lost productivity. that ranks behind only two california highways for the worst commute between 6:00 a.m. and it.
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if everyone avoids it, no ranking.

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